Hello Life Members, Members, Sponsors, Supporters & Friends of HVFC,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Happy Valley Football Club this Season 2020. It was an extremely tough season on and off the field and now we set next year firmly in our sights with preseason for 2021 just around the corner.

Thank you goes out to all of the people in our football operations.  Coaches, Managers, Trainers, Support Staff and of course the players who represented the Black and Gold this season in true Vikings spirit. We’re so very proud of your contribution and efforts to your team and club. Thank you also, for getting football back up and giving our members so much to cheer about after a delayed start. Special mention to our club Football Operation directors Tammy Ingleton (Sub Juniors), Katherine Barraclough (Womens & Junior Girls) also Phillip Kretschmer (Men & Junior Boys) – all of your efforts were invaluable.

A special mention to the Senior Women and Under 17 Girls winning their respective Grand finals & the Under 17.5 Boys & under 14 boys narrowly missing out on winning the Grand final.  Also C Grade men making an appearance in the finals also.

To all of our club sponsors, in what was a very tough economic climate, you still managed to somehow dig deep and continually support our club, even whilst the future was uncertain for your own business. For this our club is very appreciative. Also a big thanks to Joe Maiorana for his professionalism he brings to the sponsorship role.

To all of our wonderful volunteers who work tirelessly to get all things football happening. You are the back bone of the club, and I thank you all of your efforts. We can’t run as a club without people giving up so much of their time to support the club. We look forward in seeing you again next year and hopefully many new volunteers as well. On this Katherine Barraclough was awarded the Senior Volunteer of the Year. Dylan Zeitz was awarded the Club Appreciation Award. Hayley Nicolle & Billy Wilson were the worthy recipients of the Hank Middleton award for Junior Volunteers 2020. Congratulations to you all.

To the Happy Valley Committee members who were putting in many hours behind the scenes to make the season go as smoothly as it did, on and off the field. I thank you for your positive outlook and never-give-up attitude.

A special thanks to Jackie Williams who organised our club presentations over 5 different dates which were very well supported by the players and members. Congratulations to all of the worthy recipients of the awards. Well done to Declan Maguire and Trasden Kowalick whom were inducted as player life members.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year with your loved ones and looking forward to seeing you back at the Valley’s next season. 

Go the Mighty Vikings

Michael Flett
Happy Valley Football Club